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Rescuers to end search for plane missing with two aboard in southeastern B.C.

Ashley Bourgeault, 31, of Alberta has been identified as the passenger in a small plane that went missing near Revelstoke on it's flight from Penticton to Edmonton.
December 04, 2017 - 10:44 AM

VICTORIA - Rescuers are ending the search for a small plane with two people aboard that disappeared more than a week ago while flying over southeastern British Columbia.

The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria says in statement that crews made the difficult decision to suspend the exhaustive operation as of Monday afternoon.

Dominic Neron, 28.
Dominic Neron, 28.

Police have said 28-year-old pilot Dominic Neron and 31-year-old passenger Ashley Bourgeault were flying from Penticton to Edmonton on Nov. 25 when the single-engine aircraft vanished.

The rescue centre says aircraft with the Royal Canadian Air Force and Parks Canada have spent about 120 hours in challenging conditions covering a search area of more than 22,000 square kilometres.

Rescue centre spokeswoman Katelyn Moores has previously said the search was narrowed to a region 18 kilometres outside Revelstoke based on information from radar and a cellphone tower that picked up a signal from the pilot's phone.

The disappearance is being transferred to the RCMP.

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